It isn't always easy to introduce the European dimension into discussion groups, but using resources such as these listed below can make life much easier for the discussion group leader or trainer. This is a small selection of the animation tools, which have been used within the training sessions run by the Eurodesk Network. Some of these tools can also be used as icebreakers/energisers when working with groups to introduce European issues and concepts or to begin discussing the European dimension to a topic relating to Europe and European information.
COMPASITO - Manual on human rights education for children
The manual is a starting point for educators, teachers and trainers who are ready to deal with human rights education with children of 7-13 years. It contains 42 practical activities serve to engage and motivate children to recognise human rights issues in their own environment. It also gives practical tips on how it can be used in various formal and non-formal educational settings.
COMPASS - Manual on human rights education with young people
COMPASS has been designed as the main tool for Human Rights Education (HRE). COMPASS indicates and suggests different ways and directions for HRE in formal and non-formal educational settings.
EuropaGo - Play and learn about the European Union
Website from the European Commission for young Europeans aged 10 to 14 years old to learn more about Europe through educational online games. The set of games tests knowledge of European culture, history, geography and much more.
Egames resource centre for youth workers
It is an online data-base and resource web site for multimedia e-games suitable in the youth work. The site provides wide information about the main areas in youth work, non-entertainment e-games and a manual with methodology for development and implementation of e-games in youth work.
SALTO Toolbox for Training
This online Toolbox contains different training methods, simulation games, background texts, presentations and course reports. The search function allows you to look for individual training methods, reference texts or manuals or presentations, without needing to know in which course report they were used.
Wild Web Woods game
This game aims to help children learn the rules of Internet safety in a fun format, using familiar fairy tales to guide children through a maze of potential dangers to the fabulous "E-city". The game, is mainly for children between 7 and 10, and is available in English, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Romanian, Russian and Turkish